Seasonal allergies. To those who have ever had to deal with them, they can be miserable. Spring rolls around, and the pollen starts to fly. Then, come the sniffling, sneezing and watery eyes.
You don’t want to miss out on the beauty of Spring. Surely, there is a way to avoid the misery of allergy season altogether, right? Well, the answer may not be as simple as you might think.
Allergist immunologist Tara Carr, MD, from Banner - University Medical Center Tucson explains the best way to minimize your seasonal allergy symptoms is to reduce your exposure to the allergen. But, that doesn’t mean missing out on Spring’s fun.
Dr. Carr outlined several simple solutions to help keep your seasonal allergies at bay:
If these steps don’t do the trick, Dr. Carr encourages you to see a specialist.
"If you have an allergy, it's important to be evaluated and treated," she said. "Allergists can provide you information on avoidance and medical therapy and treatment options to try and reduce the allergy over time."